Homelessness Prevention & Housing Benefit
Canada is facing a wave of new homelessness driven by inflation and the escalating cost-of-living crisis. If we don't act, tens of thousands of Canadians could become homeless.
But we can stop this if the federal government implements a new Homelessness Prevention and Housing Benefit that would prevent 385,000 people at high risk of homelessness from losing their homes and help another 50,000 people experiencing homelessness get into housing.
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74% of Canadians believe that homelessness is increasing in their communities — and it is.
In a sample of 14 communities that carefully measure the number of people experiencing homelessness, there has been an average increase of 31% since before the pandemic.
A targeted Homelessness Prevention and Housing Benefit, funded by the federal government, would support hundreds of thousands of Canadians who are struggling to pay their rent in the face of the cost-of-living crisis we're experiencing.
One in four Canadians are worried about paying their rent next month — up almost 10% from two years ago. This crisis affects everyone: working people, seniors, couples, veterans, families and even children.
The costs of not doing this are unthinkable. It would mean tens of thousands of more people experiencing the trauma of homelessness and have hurt Canadians for generations to come.
But we can stop this. To prevent this wave of new homelessness, we need to pressure the federal government into including this new benefit in the upcoming federal budget.TAKE ACTION
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New Poll: Canadians overwhelmingly support a new benefit to increase rent-support for low-income people
Nearly one-quarter of Canadians concerned about paying housing costs next month
Calgary, Alberta – New poll results released today by the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) show that an overwhelming majority of Canadians (69.5 per cent) support the implementation of a federal Homelessness Prevention and Housing Benefit (HPHB).
CAEH calls for federal investment in a new housing benefit to stop the destructive wave of new homelessness sweeping across Canada
CALGARY – As Canada faces a massive wave of new homelessness driven by the pandemic and the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness (CAEH) is calling on the federal government to take urgent action to support low-income Canadians with a new proposal for a Homelessness Prevention and Housing Benefit (HPHB).